Thursday, February 11, 2010

V-Day = D-Day?

My first real Valentine's Day was celebrated only last year. I suppose all those elementary school days don't really count??? Remember the innocent days when we'd spend our art classes making pink/red/white (heart-shaped? maybe some with doilies?) envelopes so that we'd receive those cute little mini Valentine cards from every single one of your classmates?

I've received so many questions already about what I'm going to do, how I'm going to celebrate this year. Truth is, I don't really know and I haven't decided whether or not I really care.

I used to think (and I may still think) that Valentine's Day is possibly the worst Hallmark holiday ever. I dubbed an alias for it - "Singles-Awareness Day".

Thankfully this year, it falls on Chinese New Year followed by Family Day ... making Valentine's Day all the more trivial.

So as for my plans, probably spending time with the fams and collecting red pocket money ($$!!!), and then watch a rom-com chick-flick?

What are your thoughts on Valentine's Day? A worthy day to be celebrated?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Love Requirements

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.


You make time for those you love.

Two very valid quotes but yet two very different approaches.

Love and affection does not demand a constant physical connection but instead requires an emotional connection of understanding, trust, accommodation, and compromise.

Many of us live our lives with so many goals that we want to achieve, so many places to go, but yet there is so little time. That's where priorities kick in.

Being busy is okay, having an intense schedule that takes over your life is okay. After all, we're not getting any younger and we have the rest of our retiring lives to sit around and stare at each other. In the midst of everything though, we mustn't forget one of the most important things in life --

To love, to give love, to receive love. The inexplicable entity that sustains us, that keeps us going.

After all, what are we working for?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I don't believe in goodbyes

I really don't - unless you're a big meaniehead. "See you later" is a happier idea to deal with :)

I won't say goodbye to this blog just because my course is over. I will keep updating in due time as things come up. Add me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter to keep in touch beyond the blogosphere.

Keep commenting if you wish for me to post about things you'd like to hear! :)

In the meantime, in the between time (in the words of Flow 93.5's Spex), hope you guys have a wonderful and very happy Christmas!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Through the Rain

You know that this person is worth your time when you guys get through the storm of difficulties and there still an overwhelming desire to still be with this person. Seeing so much of someone's great sides and then bad sides is not always an easy task nor is accepting all of it an easy one as well.

There are things that drive us crazy, and things that make us hurt and really wonder if it's worth it, sticking through everything. If it's the right one ... everything will be worth your while.

Sometimes the fundamental difference between things working out and not working out is about choice ... you decide what is worthy.

Happiness and love are just a choice away.
-- Leo F. Buscaglia

Friday, December 4, 2009


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What does that word mean anyway? It's just a word that describes the unfathomable concept of time that never ends. And yet, we say it for the sake of expressing our affinity for something or someone; we even use it to express how long we want something to last or not last.

I've always sat on the fence for this one. I want to be spontaneous but at the same time, I want to know what's ahead of me and plan accordingly. I want to know that this man is going to be there for me forever and fairytales spoil us in the way that we think that that's the way it's always going to be. I like hearing promises of forever.

At the same time though, we don't know what forever's like and it is virtually impossible to promise "ever after". Despite getting butterflies hearing the word forever, I am more critical of the word now.

Maybe promises should be made for today, or tomorrow, or the next little while. Or maybe promises shouldn't be made at all, but rather we should just live in the moment not worrying about the future. Getting through each day as it comes is sometimes good enough for now.

"They spoil every romance trying to make it last forever."
-- Oscar Wilde

What is your take on this? Agree/disagree?